More information about Levitra
Levitra is a prescription treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED). Approved by the FDA in 2003, it has helped men feel more confident about their sex lives for nearly 20 years.
The active ingredient in Levitra, called Vardenafil, works in as little as 25 minutes and lasts for 4-5 hours.
Levitra is different from other ED medications as it is available as both a film-coated tablet and an orodispersible tablet that dissolves on the tongue, allowing you to take it discreetly without water.
Like the well-known Viagra and Cialis, Levitra is one of many ED treatments that works by increasing the blood flow to the penis.
Vardenafil, the active ingredient in Levitra, is a type of compound called a phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) inhibitor. PDE-5 inhibitors break down cGMP (a type of messenger released by the body when you are aroused), which causes blood vessels in the penis to relax, allowing more blood in. This leads to stronger and longer-lasting erections.
Levitra only targets physiological issues, but erectile dysfunction can also be caused by underlying psychological problems, such as stress or anxiety. If your ED is due to a psychological cause, it is important to talk to your doctor as they may suggest a more suitable treatment.
Levitra works in combination with sexual stimulation - taking erectile dysfunction medication on its own will not immediately cause an erection.
Levitra is available in a film-coated pill that is intended to be swallowed whole, and as an orodispersible tablet that dissolves on the tongue within seconds, allowing you to take a pill discreetly whenever you need to.
You should take a Levitra tablet about 25 to 60 minutes before sexual activity.
For Levitra film-coated tablets (the standard kind):
For Levitra Orodispersible tablets:
Levitra can be taken with or without food. However, certain foods, such as grapefruit juice and other grapefruit products, should also be avoided while on Levitra, as they may affect how well the medication works.
You should avoid consuming large amounts of alcohol when taking Levitra, as this may limit its efficacy. Drinking alcohol can also affect your ability to get an erection.
Levitra can work in as little as 25 minutes after taking the pill. For some men, Levitra can last for up to 5 hours after ingestion.
Levitra tablets come in 5mg, 10mg, and 20mg doses. The one prescribed to you depends on your individual circumstances and medical history. Most men will begin on 10mg, however, if you have a specific health condition or are on certain medications, your doctor may prescribe a lower dose.
You should not take more than 20mg of Levitra, as this could cause increased side effects or severe back pain. This medication is also not intended for daily use. If you are looking for an ED medication that is safe to take every day, Cialis Daily may be a better option.
Levitra is the brand name of a product manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Bayer. Vardenafil is the name of the active ingredient found in Levitra. It is sold generically under the same name, as well as under the brand name Staxyn.
You should not take Levitra if you:
Tell your healthcare provider before taking Levitra if you have certain medical conditions, such as:
Certain medications may interact with Levitra. You should always tell your doctor about any medications or supplements you are taking, even if they are not prescribed.
You should not take Levitra if you are taking nitrates, which are commonly prescribed for chest pain (angina). This includes medications such as nitroglycerin. This also includes “poppers,” which are recreational drugs that contain amyl nitrite and butyl nitrite. These medications lower your blood pressure, and taking them together with an ED medication such as Levitra could cause your blood pressure to drop to unsafe levels.
Additional interactions include:
All medications carry the risk of side effects, although not everybody gets them. Most people who experience side effects while on Levitra find that they are mild to moderate. They may also go away as your body gets used to the medication.
Common side effects of Levitra include:
More serious side effects include:
If you develop these symptoms, or any other concerning side effects, you should stop taking Levitra and seek immediate medical attention. You may be better off taking a lower dose or a different medication.
For further details about the potential side effects of Levitra, please refer to the instructions for use, which will be included in your delivery.
You can order Levitra online from SpeedyHealth by completing a free online consultation. This only takes a few minutes and allows our team of licensed US doctors to assess whether it is the right treatment for you.
There are a variety of ED medications, and many of them work in a similar way. SpeedyHealth offers a comprehensive range of ED treatments, including Viagra, Sildenafil, Cialis, Cialis Daily, Tadalafil and Stendra. You can also purchase Vardenafil or Staxyn, which contain the same active ingredient as Levitra.